Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199405400

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Bull Trout Genetics, Habitat Needs, L.H., etc. in Central and N.E. Oregon
BPA Project Proposal Number 199405400
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name David V. Buchanan/ Al Hemmingsen
Mailing Address 28655 Highway 34
City, State, Zip Corvallis, OR 97333
Phone 5417572463
Fax 5417574102
E-mail buchanand@fsl.orst.edu
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Deschutes
 
Short Description The goal of the project is to provide scientific information that will help develop a protection and recovery plan for bull trout in Oregon’s proportion of the Columbia Basin.
Target Species Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus)


Project Location

[No information]


Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal


NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses: 10.1, 10.5A.2
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; determination of threatened status for the Klamath River and Columbia River distinct population segments of bull trout(USFWS, 1998), project activities are covered by an agreement between ODFW and USFWS
Other Planning Document References ODFW Metolius subbasin plan, ODFW Malheur subbasin plan, ODFW Bull trout status report, ODFW Oregon's trout plan, Confedrated tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation resource management plan


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): resident


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
1996 Completed sampling and DNA analysis of 46 populations of bull trout in Oregon, Washington and Idaho to describe genetic structure of bull trout populations.
1997 Conducted distribution and habitat surveys of 17 streams with sympatric populations of bull trout and brook trout (began in 1996)
1998 Completed fieldwork portion of enclosure study of bull trout/brook trout interactions, growth and feeding behavior
1997 Conducted radio telemetry study of movements and habitat use of bull trout juveniles and adults
1998 Conducted radio telemetry study of movements and habitat use of bull trout juveniles and adults
1996 Collected summer temperature data from streams which contain bull trout and brook trout
1997 Collected summer temperature data from streams which contain bull trout and brook trout
1998 Collected of summer temperature data from streams which contain bull trout and brook trout (ongoing)
1998 Conducted adult and juvenile movement studies in upper John Day and Walla Walla subbasins(ongoing)
1996 Completed multiple pass spawning surveys of 3 streams, 3 exploratory surveys
1997 Completed multiple pass spawning surveys of 3 streams, 2 exploratory surveys
1998 Completed multiple pass spawning surveys of 3 streams, spawner population estimate of 1 stream, 1 exploratory survey(ongoing)
1998 Completed thermal videography of Wenaha River (Grande Ronde subbasin)
1997 Completed statewide bull trout distribution maps (entered into GIS system)
1997 Made two presentations at the annual meeting of the Oregon Chapter, American Fisheries Society
1998 Made two presentations at the annual meeting of the Oregon Chapter, American Fisheries Society
1998 Made two presentations at the annual Salvelinus confluentus Curiosity Society workshop
1998 Made two presentations at the special bull trout meeting of the North Pacific International Chapter, American Fisheries Society


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9202604 Spring Chinook Early Life History Project They provide information on bull trout encountered in sampling and capture fish for tagging studies. No
940400 Willamette Bull Trout Study We provide aid in sampling for genetics and participate in information exchange No
8810808 STREAMNET We provide information and maps for website and database No
910799 Evaluate the life history of native salmonids in the Malheur Basin We provide aid in planning, exchange data and provided training for radio telemetry studies. No
subcontract- University of Montana- Dr. Fred Allendorf Yes
20514 John Day Subbasin Umbrella Proposal Yes
Grande Ronde Subbasin Umbrella Proposal Yes
subcontract-Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation-Terry Luther Yes
subcontract-USDA Forest Service- John Sanchez Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine the genetic characteristics of Oregon bull trout populations. a. Collect samples from bull trout groups within the 11 Oregon river subbasins of the Columbia Basin.
1. b. Conduct nuclear DNA analysis of those samples collected in task a
1. c. Determine spatial relationships between populations between populations, metapopulation structure and estimates of genetic variation within and among those populations.
2. Determine distribution of juvenile and adult bull trout and habitats associated with that distribution in portions of the Grande Ronde, John Day, Deschutes and Walla Walla subbasins.. a. Identify areas where bull trout spawn
2. b. Identify movement patterns of radio-tagged migratory juvenile bull trout.
2. c. Identify movement patterns and characterize habitat use of radio-tagged adult bull trout.
2. d. Map juvenile and adult distribution using the Geographic Information System (GIS).
3. Determine relationships between stream temperature and distribution of bull trout. a. With thermographs, identify summer temperatures experienced by juvenile bull trout in selected streams.
3. b. Primarily with thermistor telemetry identify seasonal temperatures experienced by adult bull trout in the Walla Walla, John Day, Deschutes and Grande Ronde subbasins
3. c. With thermographs and telemetry, identify fall through spring temperatures experienced by migrant juvenile bull trout in selected streams of the John Day subbasin.
4. Determine fluvial and resident life history patterns in the upper John Day and Walla Walla subbasins. a. Trap downstream migrant juvenile and subadult bull trout and implant them with PIT (passive integrated transponder) tags
4. b. Trap upstream migrant adult bull trout, sample for PIT tags and mark them to permit visual identification.
4. c. Collect scales and length data to determine length at age.
5. Characterize relationships among bull trout and sympatric species a. Determine the distribution and habitat use of sympatric bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and brook trout populations
5. b. Estimate the amount of hybridization between bull trout and brook trout by dorsal fin pigmentation and genetic analysis.
5. c. Characterize invertebrate communities in bull trout and brook trout zonations
5. d. Identify food habits and feeding behavior of bull trout alone and in sympatry with brook trout.
5. e. Determine a basis for assessing the relative risk to bull trout by brook trout.
6. Establish guidelines to monitor the abundance of bull trout using spawning surveys a. Identify variation in spawning distribution.
6. b. Identify variation associated with life history form.
6. c. Estimate variation among spawning surveyors
6. d. Determine variation in spawning timing between years.
6. e. Determine duration of redd visibility

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/95 09/01/00 2.0%
2 05/01/95 09/01/01 26.0%
3 05/01/96 09/01/01 15.0%
4 03/01/97 09/01/01 18.0%
5 05/01/96 09/01/01 23.0%
6 05/01/96 09/01/01 17.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Permanent and seasonal $142,656
Fringe at 36% $ 51,356
Supplies $ 15,227
Operating $ 4,687
Travel $ 28,589
Indirect at 35.5% $ 86,093
Subcontractor USDA Forest Service $ 12,000
Subcontractor Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation (CTWSR) $ 84,000
Total Itemized Budget $424,608


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $424,608
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $424,608
FY 2000 forecast from 1999 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
Forest Service Salaries, supplies and capital $ 48,000 unknown
ODFW Salaries, supplies and capital $151,821 unknown
CTWSR Salaries, supplies and capital $ 12,235 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001
All Phases $380,000
Total Outyear Budgets $380,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None known


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bellerud, B.L.,S.Gunckel, A.R. Hemmingsen, D.V. Buchanan and P.J. Howell. 1997. Bull trout life history, genetics habitat needs, and limiting factors in central and northeast Oregon. U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration,Portland, OR No
Buchanan, D.V., S.V. Gregory. 1997. Development of Water Temperature Standards to protect and restore habitat for bull trout and other cold water species in Oregon. Proceeding of the friends of the bull trout conference. No
Buchanan, D.V., M.L. Hanson and R.M. Hooton. 1997. Status of Oregon’s bull trout. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Portland, Oregon. No
Fausch, K. 1988. Tests of competition between native and introduced salmonids in streams: what have we learned? Canadian Journal of fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 45: 2238-2246. No
Fausch, K. and R. White. 1981 Competition between brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) and brown trout (Salmo trutta) for positions in a Michigan Stream. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 38: 1220-1227. No
Hemmingsen, A.R., D.V. Buchanan and P.J. Howell. 1996. Bull trout life history, genetics habitat needs, and limiting factors in central and northeast Oregon. U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Houslet, B.S. and M.D. Riehle. 1997. Trends in juvenile bull trout abundance and habitat use in relation to temperature in tributaries to the Metolius River, Oregon. U.S. Forest Service, Sisters Ranger District. No
Howell, P.J. and D.V. Buchanan, editors. 1992. Proceedings of the Gearhart Mountain bull trout workshop. Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Corvallis, OR. No
Kostow, K. 1995. Biennnial report on the status of wild fish in Oregon. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland, OR. . No
Leary, R.F., F.W. Allendorf and S.H. Forbes. 1993. Conservation genetics of bull trout in Columbia and Klamath River Drainages. Conservation Biology 4, 856-865. No
Markle, D.F. 1992. Evidence for bull trout x brook trout hybrids in Oregon. pages 58-67 in P.J.Howell and D.V. Buchanan, editors. Proceedings of the Gearhart Mountain bull trout workshop. Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society,. No
Meehan, W. and R. Miller. 1978. Stomach flushing:effectiveness and influence on survivial and condition of juvenile salmonids. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 35:1359-1363. No
Rieman, B.E. and J.D. McIntyre. 1993. Demographic and habitat requirements for conservation of bull trout. USDA Forest Service, Ogden, UT. No
Spruell, P. and F.W. Allendorf. 1997. Nuclear DNA analysis of Oregon bull trout. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Report 97/5. Portland Oregon. No
Spruel, P., A.R. Hemmingsen, N. Kanda, P.J. Howell and F.P. Allendorf. Submitted. Conservation genetics of bull trout-geographic distribution of variation at microsatellite loci. No
Theisfeld, S.L., A.M. Stuart, D.E. Ratliff and B.D. Lampman. 1996. Migration patterns of adult bull trout in the Metolius River and Lake Billy Chinook, Oregon. No
Williams, R.N., R.P. Evans and D.K. Shiozawa. 1997 Mitochondrial DNA diversity in bull trout form the Columbia Basin. Proceedings of the friends of the bull trout conference. Calgary, Alberta. No
United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 1998. Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; determination of threatned status for the Klamath River and Columbia River distinct population segments of bull trout. Federal Register,vol.63 111:31647-31674. No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

ISRP Preliminary Review , ISRP 99-2 Recommendation:
Fund (high priority)
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund (high priority). OK for a multi-year review cycle through 2001 as proposed.

Comments: The project is ongoing and productive with links to a number of other projects, even some outside of the basin. Continued success of this and some of the others depends upon continued activity. The problem is clearly identified and is significant; the project is providing key, critical data. It is likely the most comprehensive research project on bull trout ecology in Oregon. The information obtained will be useful across the region, as well as be a solid contribution to science in general. The proposal is excellent. The objectives are clearly explained with appropriate tasks designed to address them. The techniques to be used are state of the art, with the subcontractors being the most appropriate and best able to do the work.

The proposal had several shortcomings. They need to provide additional details concerning the metapopulation work. How will the results of the genetic analyses be linked to the findings on competition with bull trout or variation in migratory patterns? In other words, a little more detail was needed on how the different elements of the study fit together. It is good that they provide a clear listing of testable hypotheses. However, the hypotheses need to be tightened, i.e. temperature regime, hybridization, sampling regime in use versus available sites. Some of the hypotheses have obvious answers: "There is no significant difference between observed bull trout distribution and a random distribution." Surely by now we know something about the relationship between stream temperature and trout distribution. For each of the habitat-related objectives, the authors need to know something about where the fish do not spend time. If they are doing this it should be described in the proposal.

Under methods, the authors state they will focus on tasks from 1999-2001, yet objective 1.0 is done (isn't it?). The objectives under the Methods section aren't always parallel to proposal objectives (see 4.1, 5.2), and virtually no mention is made of he statistical tests to be used (other than "data will be analyzed . . ."). After five years, they need better reporting on results and more detailed description of methods. Despite some weaknesses, the proposal is certainly adequate and funding should be a very high priority.


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$380,000
Comment:

CBFWA: Resident Fish Review Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Screening Criteria: yes

Technical Criteria: yes

Programmatic Criteria: yes

Milestone Criteria: no- It's a short lived assessment project.

General Comments: This violates the 10% rule and there is a change in the scope of work. It is an ongoing monitoring project that does not provide on the ground action. It doesn't meet criteria 13,12--it is not hydro-related and doesn't have a loss statement. It doesn't represent an urgent requirement based on the intent of the program.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$380,000
Comment:
[Decision made in 9-22-99 Council Meeting]

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$490,750
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$490,750
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$490,750
Sponsor (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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